I hope you had a great winter season drinking hot cocoa and spending time with loved ones. It’s time to forget the cold and start dreaming of those luxurious days at the San Diego Polo Club, drinking champagne in the sun and enjoying the amazing athletes! It doesn’t take much does it? Just scroll through a few photos on Facebook and you’re itching for your next polo fix. Well, it takes a little bit more than Facebook hype to bring you another wonderful season.
As far as the lease goes, we are under negotiations with the City of San Diego and Director of Real Estate, but things are looking good for the San Diego Polo Club. Our President, Ron Bonaguidi has put a considerable amount of time and effort into ensuring our Club stays right here in Rancho Santa Fe. If you see him watching a match at Sunday Polo, please take a moment to shake his hand.
I am excited to work alongside our new General Manager, Bobby Puetz, and seasoned Polo Manager, Graham Bray. We will also welcome back our polo school staff, and creative magazine team. Together, we plan to create a fun and competitive playing season, entertaining social calendar, developing polo school with various tournaments, and a big beautiful polo magazine with enjoyable articles, stunning photos and my favorite, new local hot spots! We have some amazing advertising opportunities, if you’re looking to expand your business. Vanessa Shapiro, Advertising Sales Director, would be more than happy to tailor a package just for you. And if you have any interest in bringing out a group to Sunday Polo, feel free to give me a ring!
We are gathering event sponsors, non-profit organizations, media partners, and corporate groups to become a part of our summer polo experience! You’ll be sure to see events highlighting TERI Inc., Prince Harry’s personal charity Sentebale, and Dress for Success. Father’s Day will be spent with antique biplanes and our family-friendly atmosphere. I’m also working on an aviation themed event for all of our members! The Wild Thyme Company and Best Beverage Catering Company will be wining and dining you all summer long with their tasty treats and VIP service.
All of our local players like Colleen Wilson, Chris Maloney, and Tracee Brunetti, among others, will be returning to the main field with their pros. I’m crossing my fingers for the talented Jesse Bray to return to San Diego to battle his father, both recently rated a handicap of 4 in 2013. You’ll be sure to see Diego Cossio, Mariano Fassetta, Gaston VonWernich and many more!
I can’t wait to catch up with everyone!